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From Rich Bowen <>
Subject Re: Suexec doc (Was Re: Fixing confusion of Apache vs httpd)
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:27:30 GMT

On Mar 12, 2010, at 6:29 AM, Eric Covener wrote:

>>> We are unlikely to ever completely fix this in the public  
>>> perception, but
>>> the program is "httpd", the "Apache HTTP Server".  If you could  
>>> all help
>>> to identify "Apache" abuse throughout the documentation and web  
>>> pages, and
>>> transform those to "httpd" for shorthand, that would be a huge help.
> I am still confused over when "Apache HTTP Server" and when "httpd".
> Is the former just a baby step to the latter?
> I wanted to do a mass sed of s/Apache 2/Apache HTTP Server 2/g, but if
> "Apache HTTP Server" is only the marginally less confusing term I
> didn't want the unnecessary churn.
> ("Apache 2" just happens to get a lot of hits and is a pretty safe  
> expression)

What I ahve been trying to do is to use 'Apache HTTP Server (httpd)'  
at the beginning of a document, and 'httpd' thereafter. Perhaps Noirin  
can tell us what we should be doing here.


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